Friday, November 27, 2009


The thing about the day after Thanksgiving is it's traditionally a day of leftovers. So it is here in the Den.

The first leftover is an essay about the dogs (identical) cousin, the coyote. We might hate it for the threat it represents to our pets, but if we look a little more carefully, we can do nothing but respect it for its ability to do on its own that which our dogs need our help. Click here for some thoughts on this wily canine.

The next leftover is a piece I liked quite a bit, but others had some issues with. Regardless, it's the day after Thanksgiving so it finds it way into the leftover bin. It's a very short play entitled "Cerberus Meets Caligula." It's about a short meeting between the mythological three-headed dog who guards the gates of Hades, and Caligula, demented Roman Emperor. It's an absolutely pointless play, but I was taken with the idea of writing a part for a talking, three-headed, dog. North American production rights are still available! Click here.

The Dog on el Dia de los Inocentes is a short piece of fiction about a little dog in Mexico during the annual festival for dead children, held every November 1st. It was an attempt at something a little different, and it didn't turn out half-bad, if I do say so myself. Enjoy it here.

Finally, for desert in this meal of leftovers! All Dogs Eyes are the Same Size, a piece which seems to have inflamed the imagination of readers. Take a look here and see what you think.

Come back tomorrow for Saturday News of the Dog in an exciting new format!


DogsDeserveFreedom said...

Happy Turkey weekend. This is an interesting post/topic. Nice way to tie it into the holiday


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